Thursday, October 27, 2022

7 Ways We Can Make Desserts “Healthier”


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Dessert is, for so many of us, the reason we get through our mains. However, we've got to understand that dessert time is not the best for our bellies. It's a good idea to figure out little changes that can make your dessert healthier. With this in mind, here are a few things that can give your dessert an upgrade.

Infusing It

Many people try to infuse dessert with something healthier, like fruit, but some people like the idea of infusing their food with CBD oil. This is something that has been very popular in recent years. It's also important to note that CBD is different from THC, which are both components of the marijuana plant, and with THC, there are different levels, especially in the Delta strain. The different levels of Delta THC, such as Delta 9 THC, denotes a different strength, but if you want to upgrade your foods for health or to help you relax, you could certainly infuse it with CBD or THC. Be aware that THC is the compound that gets you high. If you're focused on your health, stick with CBD.

Use a Different Flour

There is a wide variety of gluten-free flours out there that can give your dessert an upgrade. Some people like to eat gluten-free because it makes them feel better in themselves. Instead of using processed flour, you can go for almond flour or whatever suits your tastes. It's important to note that some people can easily digest gluten, but if you feel any symptoms of gluten intolerance, for example, feeling tired, headaches, or bloatedness, you could benefit from upgrading your flour.

Add More Fruit

A very simple way to make desserts healthier is to have more fruit in them. Of those, we have to bear in mind the sugar content of the dessert itself in comparison to the fruit, but there are things we can do that get the balance right, while giving you that sweet cake with a bit of naughtiness. For example, passion fruit is a very tasty fruit that can easily be scooped into vanilla ice cream. A very effective yet simple dessert that may give you the kick you need. It's vital to remember that when we are going for desserts that we only have a little bit of what you fancy. Some people don't know when to stop, but this is why we've got to think about eating to the point where we are satisfied, not full. Once you feel satisfied, put down the spoon or fork.

Make Ice Cream With Frozen Fruit

This is a great tool to get children to eat more fruit. You can blend ice cream in with fruits, but you can also use fruits to make ice cream in itself, for example, frozen bananas that still have that texture of ice cream. You can also make desserts using avocado, as this adds a creaminess to it.

Use Dark Chocolate 

A great dessert that works well with avocado is blending avocado with dark chocolate, which creates a wonderful creamy mousse and it's full of good fats. In fact, if you are making cakes, swapping out milk chocolate for dark chocolate is a very simple way to increase your antioxidant levels. For those who are on a health kick, dark chocolate can be your saviour because it gives you the chocolatey hit you need, while also making the dessert feel a little bit naughty at the same time!

Cook With Natural Sweeteners

There are many natural sweeteners out there. Natural sweeteners like honey or agave nectar are still loaded with sugar, but they have a few more health benefits. For example, honey is a natural humectant and can be very useful when you have a cold, but it's vital to remember that you can't just consume slice after slice of honey cake thinking it will kill your cold!

Use Coconut Oil Instead of Margarine

A lot of people opt for unhealthy processed spreads that have a lot of oil so instead of opting for margarine you could use coconut oil which is full of good quality saturated fats, which we must note is not a bad thing anymore. In fact, when it comes to baking you should be using butter because butter is good for you and is back on the menu!

We can use some of these tricks to make our desserts healthier, but we have to remember that if we think we're going to go on a health kick by upgrading our desserts in some way, it would be like making fast food healthier: it isn’t possible! If you want to be healthier, the best thing is to reduce your sugar intake.

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